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Free Zone January 16, 2009

Posted by stuffilikenet in Books.
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Free Zone by Charles Platt is a delightful science fiction fantasy novel set in a parallel universe where Los Angeles is a chaotic dictatorship with a libertarian Free Zone in the middle of it.  We know it’s an alternate universe because ours is referenced in it by the super-intelligent robot from the future who stumbles upon it while threading time looking for a better place for  the combat-grrl president of the Free Zone and her geek boyfriend, his friends.  This is because the Free Zone is being invaded by hyper-intelligent dogs, aliens, dinosaurs and subterranean troglodytes all at about the same time.  Fortunately, the Hell’s Angels are there to save L.A. from these lesser terrors.

This novel has an alphabetical listing of the seventy-one science fiction themes it touches upon in the back of the book.  I bought it for that reason alone.

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